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Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant in Biosciences

Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £25,728 to £38,093 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 2540
 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Working as part of a team, you will support the Principal Investigator in delivery of research activity around gene cloning, recombinant protein expression / production and purification, and subsequent biochemical characterisation.

For further detail please see the job description

Research Assistant 

Senior Research Assistant

The role is fixed term for 3 years. 

ABOUT THE TEAM

This Research Project is being delivered within the Department of Applied Sciences, which specialises in biological and chemical sciences, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on professionally accredited degrees in the disciplines of biosciences, chemistry, food science and nutrition, and forensic science.  We have over 80 academics researching in these areas, working with 60 PDRAs, research fellows and PhD students, and a thriving undergraduate population of approximately 1,500 students.  The Department has a history of impactful inter-disciplinary subject research, often in collaboration with industry and supported through UKRI funding. With 86% of our staff submitted to REF2021we were delighted to say that 82% of the Department’s publications were rated as internationally excellent and world-leading.  More than 60 colleagues in the Department were part of our REF2021 submission to the Allied Health Unit of Assessment 3 which was ranked 8th (out of 91) in the UK for Research Power.  In addition, our Research Environment was given the highest possible rating of 100% 4* - acknowledging our excellence in this area and state of the art facilities for performing research.

The Department’s laboratory estate spans four floors of interdisciplinary activity providing research laboratory space for tissue culture, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and analytical and synthetic chemistry.  This includes specific laboratories for genomics, mass spectrometry, chromatography and a microscopy suite.  The Department’s laboratories are complemented by dedicated high performance computing for bioinformatics and modelling and dedicated, state-of-the-art, inhouse facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MiSeq, NextSeq and PacBio sequencing platforms).

The department is home to two of Northumbria’s Peaks of Research Excellence, Microbial Biotechnology and Microbiome Exploration. Details of the department's research groups, innovation units and themes can be found here

The Department is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award and actively works to support diversity especially in terms of career progression and leadership opportunities. We provide a range of facilities to support your career development such as on-site nursery, funded leadership training courses, action learning support for promotion application, EDI networks, HEA fellowship application training, research mentoring and grant application support.

ABOUT YOU

Applicants should hold, or will soon hold, a doctoral qualification if applying for the Senior Research Assistant role, or hold at least a Bachelors qualification if applying for the Research Assistant role, and have demonstrable specialist expert knowledge and subject expertise in the relevant subject discipline.

Further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person specification.  

Research Assistant 

Senior Research Assistant

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact jose.munoz@northumbria.ac.uk

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